Lenora Smith has cut 19 inches off her hair to raise money in memory of her best friend Ben O'Flaherty, who passed away in January after a battle with cancer. Smith said her friend meant a lot to her and she wanted to do something to give back.

"I lost my best friend Ben O'Flaherty --who's from here-- back in January. He had cancer. He meant the world to be and he's done so much for me. So, I figured I would give back," she said.

Smith says she announced her fundraiser on social media.

"Well I pretty much just posted in on social media and said "you can donate if you want but I'm doing it anyways", and people were just nice enough to donate," she said.

In total Smith raised over $1700 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

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